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Telemonitoring of diabetic foot ulcers might lead to more death

July 28, 2015

Telemonitoring of diabetic foot ulcers involves remotely monitoring patients who are not at the same location as the healthcare provider. Patients communicate with a specialized ulcer nurse or physician at an outpatient clinic through telephone or other monitoring devices. Even though telemedicine is growing rapidly, its role in diabetic foot ulcer care is uncertain

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Is judo a fix for flat feet?

July 28, 2015

Judo training may help to prevent flat feet and other foot deformities in children, says a study published online in the Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics Boys who regularly practiced judo had significantly higher foot arches and better balance than a control group of relatively inactive boys, the study found.

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When the big toe becomes a big problem

July 28, 2015

The big toe joint. Also known as the first metatarsophalangeal joint, or MTPJ. It’s not something most of us ever really think about

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Hybrid External Fixation for Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Osteosynthesefragen (AO) 43-C Tibial Plafond Fractures

July 24, 2015

Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Osteosynthesefragen (AO) type 43-C tibial plafond/pilon fractures represent a challenge for the treating orthopedic surgeon. We assessed the outcomes of using hybrid external fixation for this fracture type. The present prospective cohort study was started in August 2009 and ended by July 2012.

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Reconstruction of the Midfoot Using a Free Vascularized Fibular Graft After En Bloc Excision for Giant Cell Tumor of the Tarsal Bones: A Case Report

July 24, 2015

We report the case of a 32-year-old Japanese female with a giant cell tumor of bone involving multiple midfoot bones. Giant cell tumors of bone account for approximately 5% of all primary bone tumors and most often arise at the ends of long bones

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Recreational Sports Activities After Calcaneal Fractures and Subsequent Subtalar Joint Arthrodesis

July 22, 2015

Subtalar joint arthrodesis is a common treatment for the management of hindfoot pathologic entities.

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Fully Threaded Versus Partially Threaded Screws: Determining Shear in Cancellous Bone Fixation

July 22, 2015

Many researchers have studied and compared various forms of intraosseous fixation. No studies have examined the effects of shear through stiffness and failure strength of a fully threaded versus a partially threaded screw. Our hypothesis was that the fully threaded lag screw technique would provide greater shear strength and resistance

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Evaluation of peripheral neuropathy of unknown origin in an outpatient foot and ankle practice

June 30, 2015

The foot and ankle surgeon can see peripheral neuropathy in the treatment of foot and ankle conditions. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the demographics and presenting complaints of patients diagnosed with idiopathic peripheral neuropathy during an examination by a foot and ankle surgeon and to identify the type and frequency of subsequent diagnosis of medical causes of neuropathy.

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Musculoskeletal Health Literacy in Patients With Foot and Ankle Injuries: A Cross-Sectional Survey of Comprehension

June 29, 2015

Purpose . Approximately 33% of Americans have inadequate health literacy, which is associated with decreased medical knowledge, increased hospitalization and use of emergency care, and worse control of diseases.

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High heels blamed for huge rise in agonizing foot condition compared to ‘walking on razor blades’

June 23, 2015

High heels have been named as the culprit for a huge rise in the number of middle aged women experiencing an agonizing foot condition which has been compared to “walking on razors blades.” Morton’s neuroma, a condition which disturbs the nerve running between the toes, affects four times as many women as men and the number of people experiencing the affliction has more than doubled in the past 10 years.

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